American - Italian Pasta Salad

American - Italian Pasta Salad created by Andi Longmeadow Farm

From it sit overnight in the refrigerator.

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  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  • In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, milk and Italian dressing mix. Whisk together until smooth, set aside. In a large salad bowl combine cooked and cooled pasta, peas, olives, salami, green onions, celery and parsley.
  • Mix in dressing last, reserving 1/2 cup.
  • Let sit over night in fridge. Stir before serving.
  • Add extra dressing if pasta appears dry.
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  1. Debikay22
    My new favorite! I like to use the mini-farfalle pasta. Tastes great left over, too.
  2. Ginny Sue
    Great colorful pasta salad. I used rainbow fusilli for even more added color. I really expected to be able to taste the Italian dressing mix more, but the dressing was very mellow in flavor, not overwhelming. I used about half the amount of green onions, just personal preference.
  3. Lori Ann D
    Outstanding! And that's from a person who has never liked pasta salads in her life!! I only made the recipe bkz my husband and son love it, so thought I'd give it a go since his parents were visiting. Everyone raved about it and my husband said it just may be the best pasta salad he's ever had. It made a HUGE amount, perfect for a potluck, but consider making half if there are four or less. One note, I did not reserve any dressing... just dumped everything together and it was perfect. :)
  4. Ms. B
    This made a good pasta salad dish. It was pretty much a little of this and a little of that from various pasta salads that I have made in the past. I made half a recipe using the entire package of Italian seasoning mix and it worked out well. I didn't let it sit overnight in the refrigerator because I wanted to eat it today for dinner (about 6 hours) and the flavor was good. I made sure I used fresh parsley, which I will be adding to my other pasta salads.
  5. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    Perfection, whether American, Australian, or Romanian. Loved this, let it sit overnight, and all the herbs and spices just blended together perfectly! I really suggest using the fresh parsley, this gives it such a nice fresh taste. I threw a couple of shredded carrots in too. That is the only change. Will be making this for many picnics this coming summer. Thank you so much! Made for *Herb and Spice Thread* French Forum March 2010

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